Posted by: kookkhu | July 12, 2010

Chiang Mai History

King Mengrai (the originator of Chiangmai city) has named the city as “Noppa Buri Sri Nakornping Chiangmai” because of this city located in strategically place, appropriates to found a city. Thus, then he ordered to dig moat, built barrier in rectangle shape with 5 doors in each direction and also pleased constructing castles, palaces and houses. Since 1296, the ancient time, Tapae Gate was crowded with locality and non-locality people, both Thais and Foreigners came for trading because of the gate places nearby Ping River, which is Main River for shipping and trading, moreover, it is the river that indicating the identity of Chiangmai.

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